Why It’s Important to Help Women in Technical Careers

For many, career paths are clear, as they set goals to climb the ladder, while many still, opt to change direction after spending time in one field or another. But for women in technical jobs, the turnover rate is double that of men. Midway through their careers, 56 percent of women with technical jobs leave their work.

But where are they going? Some leave the work force entirely, likely due to a variety of reasons from unemployment to family obligations and others take on non-technical jobs. For the women who have been out of the work force and want to reenter, it can be hard in a fast paced field to be up to speed with the latest technologies, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

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